The company specialises in sterling silver jewellery and accessories for women, and has chosen Princes Mall for its first Scottish outlet. This is the latest in a long list of new lettings which have recently happened in the centre, and it is positive to see that we are able to build on the recent successes. Masterplanned by BDP, with a new Harvey Nichols store and ten retail units designed by BDP, and a residential development at No 1 Deansgate by Ian Simpson Architects, the scheme will complete the transformation of the former Shambles West development in the city centre.
The National Care Standards Commission is taking a 10 year lease on a large two storey office building within the recently completed first phase of Lincoln’s new £5 million office park, The Point. The complex which, whilst designed and built speculatively by Nottingham based Bournston as a potential HQ building, proved to suit The National Care Standards Commission requirements very closely. This is a great feather in Bournston’s cap and vindicates the decision to proceed with the development of The Point, said Hugh Dibley, who is in charge of the project.
The completion of the first phase of The Point marks a significant milestone in the development of the city’s first large scale out-of-town office development. The first occupant, recruitment specialist Russell Moore and his team from Executive Network have now moved in to the high quality office development. The opportunity to buy a small, self-contained, state-of-the art office building with air conditioning and all modern amenities is unique in Lincoln and proved very appealing, said Mr Dibley.
The Point is a three-acre development on Whisby Road close to the Lincoln bypass and will be the largest office park Lincoln has ever seen. A speculative development of this size was a brave move for Bournston but their confidence in the commercial property market has been born out by the success of this scheme, said Daniel Race, of chartered surveyors, Hodgson Elkington. To have over half the initial phase sold, let or under offer before completion of the development also reflects the quality of the development and its location, added Mr Race.
We had been aware of the need to provide office accommodation in Lincoln for some time and had been looking at several potential sites. This is the first purpose-built out of town office park for Lincoln and it addresses the hitherto lack of good quality office accommodation available to businesses wanting to establish a base in the region and for others wishing to relocate he added.